Can somepne please tell me the steps I need to take to block the IP addresses as suggested? I have never done that before. Where and how?
Apache server Fedora latest.
look in this forum under apache server. You do this with .htaccess file. Kinda complicated but not out of reach. Don't just cut and paste anything people give you though, this is a very powerful tool, don't put anything in there unless you know what it does and how it does it.